Each year, KEPHART closes the office for one day to focus our efforts on upcoming initiatives. In 2019, our staff divided into teams to research and explore several key topics – affordable housing, workforce housing and senior housing.
One team set off with the objective of learning more about who affordable housing serves, what services the residents need and what challenges they may face. To cover a range of affordable projects, the team visited several urban and suburban communities that serve between 30% and 60% AMI.
Site 1: Wheat Ridge Town Center (50%-60% AMI)
Site 2: Peoria Crossing (30%, 40% and 60% AMI)
Site 3: Renaissance Stout Street Lofts (Homeless families & downtown workers)
Here are a few key takeaways from visiting these affordable housing projects:
As we continue to design affordable housing communities in the future, these takeaways will remain top of mind for KEPHART, enabling us to provide the best possible experience for the residents.